Workforce Development

How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

The fast price escalation in lumber is having far-reaching consequences throughout the industry, and prohibiting home builders and partner organizations from providing much-needed housing to families across the country.

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House Passes Apprenticeship Legislation

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House Passes Apprenticeship Legislation

The House today approved the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447), legislation that would expand youth and adult access to instruction in the skilled trades.

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Workforce Development Webinar Today at 2 p.m. ET

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Workforce Development Webinar Today at 2 p.m. ET

The webinar will feature industry leaders sharing best practices on how to host and participate in virtual or in-person workforce development activities this year.

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Attend the Workforce Development Champions Forum Webinar Feb. 1

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Attend the Workforce Development Champions Forum Webinar Feb. 1

Join industry leaders on Feb. 1 to share information and best practices for leading or participating in workforce development in-person and virtual events.

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5 Ways to Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

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5 Ways to Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

Residential construction industry members are encouraged to participate in workforce development activities, such as job shadowing or donating equipment during Career and Technical Education Month in February.

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Build University Connects Students with Industry Professionals

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Build University Connects Students with Industry Professionals

Home building and educational leaders in Iowa collaborated to create a series of free online sessions for students to explore a variety of careers in construction.

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Construction Career Days Captivate Students, Educate Parents

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Construction Career Days Captivate Students, Educate Parents

Robust community outreach and a solid social media strategy generated significant attention and attendance for the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati’s Careers in Construction event.

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More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

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More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

The Hill’s Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons this week explored the current conditions of housing affordability with policymakers and industry leaders during the “Building the Dream” series’ final event.

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NHE Offers Funding for Workforce Development Initiatives

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NHE Offers Funding for Workforce Development Initiatives

The National Housing Endowment and the Skilled Labor Fund provide funding to HBAs for workforce development initiatives such as skilled trades training programs, local career fairs and construction management education.

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How to Talk About Careers in Construction in Your Community

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How to Talk About Careers in Construction in Your Community

Share your story and talk about how the skilled trades can lead to a solid career and a well-paying salary to help attract the next generation of professionals.

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